Chicago’s newest statue is… a 26-foot tall Marilyn Monroe with her skirt blowing up. So tourists can, well, look up her skirt. That’s not objectifying towards women or anything.
Friendlyneighbourhoodcurmudgeon writes: “I went back to the Marilyn Monroe statue today and someone took my “this is offensive to women” sticker off.. SO I PUT ON ANOTHER and I got a picture this time.”
Image description: a spoof of a Cosmopolitan magazine cover, in which the model has been replaced by a dinosaur. The text at the bottom reads: “Women have evolved. We have more interesting things to think about than following the latest fad diets, or tips on ‘how to please our man’. COSMO: A MAGAZINE FOR DINOSAURS”
The subverted Special-K lady ad was featured in a Sociological Images post: Resistance to Objectifying Advertising! This post features a few other nice examples of feminist graffiti we hadn’t seen before.
This one is especially cool, apparently it was done by an unknown subvertiser in the 70’s:
Image description: black and white photo of a billboard ad with a photo of a car, a “Fiat” logo and the text: “If it were a lady it would get its bottom pinched.” Someone has spraypainted on: “If this lady was a car she’d run you down.” This photo originates from a Flickr page here.